What is thread lifting?

The name is self explanatory. We use threads inserted at the fat layer beneath the skin to 'pull-lift' the sagging part. To further enhance the 'pulling' power, many threads are enhanced with barbs and cones to make their anchoring stronger.


What type of threads are available?

Threads can be made of different materials such as PDO (blue colour), PLLA (transparent). PDO do produce more scarring collagen (Collagen type III) as compared to PLLA. Currently there is the latest thread that combines both PLLA and PCL, which in turn gives the strongest anchorage and collagen stimulating power.


What can thread lifting achieve? Where can it be used?

Threads are being used to lift many parts of the body in medical aesthetic world. Face sagging is the most common area used. Nose lift, breast lifting, buttock lifting, stretch marks etc can be treated with threads achieving certain results.

Are all patient suitable for thread lifting?

But are these threads strong enough to hold those heavy thick sagging skin? The answer is simple. It is 101 physics. If the weight is too heavy, the pulling force may lose its tension. In simple terms, if the sagging is at its most advanced stage, one thread lifting will not give you the desired results. You may need more threads to lift the heavy or serious sagginess.


At RJ CLINIC, if the sagging is more serious, doctors will also use a combination of techniques to improve the condition, such as biostumulators, laser face lift, Ultherapy, sublimation, plasma energy, subcutaneous laser and more in addition to the thread lifting. 


Are all threads the same?

No there are not, there are many PDO (blue) Korean threads in the market. These threads are cheapest but the weakest.

The current PCL + PLLA  (transparent) threads proprietarily by Menarini (Italy) is much stronger than PDO (blue) Korean threads. The name of this Italian thread is called HAPPY LIFT.


30 minutes

Given numb cream and injections


Minimal downtime

Immediate Results

1 to 1.5 years


  • Sagging face

  • Facial Jowling

  • Nasolabial fold improvement

  • Fine lines and firming skin

  • Jaw redefining

  • Cheeks lifting


In comparison one ONE HAPPY LIFT is equivalent to SIX KOREAN PDO threads.


What should I do after the treatment?

You should avoid opening your jaw/mouth too big, this will disrupt the anchorage tension.

You should avoid lying side ways or massage the areas.

You should keep the wound clean.

Precautions to be taken for 10 days.


When should I repeat thread lifting?

Generally depending on the type of threads. You should repeat in:-

PDO (Blue) Korean Threads :- 6 months

Happy Lift Italian Threads:- 12 24 months.

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